Bruce Springsteen, Woody Allen, and the Long Tradition of Hating Your Own Work

Bruce Springsteen, Woody Allen, and the Long Tradition of Hating Your Own Work

“The art we produce lives in queasy balance with the art we can imagine.” – Michael Cunningham (author) This resonates with me quite a bit. It seems that almost every time I “finish” a project, I always hate it a little. Perhaps that is from looking at it for so long, being too close, and realizing it’s not perfect. I think mainly it happens just like the quote says, I compare it to the work I see, admire and desire to create, and it doesn’t compare in my mind. A more optimistic outlook would come from the book by Paul Arden, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be.

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